News archive from 19 March 2017, page 18

Legal secretary escapes jail term despite admitting to bombarding lawyer with phone calls and abusive texts in terrifying stalking campaign

Legal secretary escapes jail term despite admitting to bombarding lawyer with phone calls and abusive texts...

A legal secretary has admitted running a terrifying stalking campaign against a criminal lawyer. Lindsay Lamond, 30, bombarded Luke O’Curry with scores of phone calls at all times of the day and night. At one stage, Luke was forced to switch off his...

 

Amble Town Council round-up

Repairs to Amble War Memorial will not be done this year, councillors fear. But they have said that it is crucial to follow the correct procedures to get the complicated job done properly. Clerk Elaine Brown said that things ‘are not moving very fast’...

 

First Potteries to pull out of Longton bus station to improve journey times

Transport giant First Potteries is pulling its buses out of a town centre interchange - to try to improve journey times. The services - including the 6, 6A, 11 and 12 - will no longer call at Longton Interchange from next month as part of the firm's...

 

Man, 37, smashed taxi's window with his walking stick - in a row over the fare

'Frustrated' Gary Humphage broke a taxi window with his walking stick during a row over his fare. The 37-year-old, who suffers from mobility problems, also verbally abused cabbie Waheed Karim during the incident. Magistrates at North Staffordshire...

 

Traders' fury over plans to privatise Newcastle Market

Stallholders fear being kicked off their pitches and seeing their rent rise if a private firm is brought in to run a town's struggling market. They have also accused Newcastle Borough Council of abandoning Newcastle Market after the privatisation plan...

 
Don't be fooled by the 'please don't leave us' rubbish in the next IndyRef - John Niven

Don't be fooled by the 'please don't leave us' rubbish in the next IndyRef - John Niven

Interesting times to be a Scot living down south. You hear some fun stuff. Just last week I was on a train out of 
Marylebone station in London, a few days before Nicola Sturgeon announced she’d be seeking a second referendum on 
Scottish...

 
The Yes camp might fancy themselves as favourites for IndyRef2 but they’ve got questions to answer

The Yes camp might fancy themselves as favourites for IndyRef2 but they’ve got questions to answer

Another seismic seven days in the life of the nation last week leaving millions punch drunk, fearing for their economic futures and watching TV coverage through the cracks in their fingers. But enough about the Cheltenham Festival. Nicola Sturgeon’s...

 
We need to know finer details of independence but neither side can give us any

We need to know finer details of independence but neither side can give us any

The nation is divided between those who think IndyRef2 is essential and others who think it’s a cynical contrivance. What is clear is that the SNP plan to fight the second referendum on the same ground as the last one – outrage-heavy. The question is:...

 
Steve Agnew sends message to Middlesbrough stars ahead of Man United clash

Steve Agnew sends message to Middlesbrough stars ahead of Man United clash

Agnew takes charge of today’s home game against Manchester United after the sacking of Aitor Karanka last week. Boro, who won promotion on the final day of last season as runners-up in the Championship to Burnley, have dropped to second bottom...

Daily Star, 06:41 in Sport
 

LETTER: In reply to Dr Brower, I am travelled and knowledgeable

In reply to Dr Brower’s letter (The Buxton Advertiser, March 9), which rather rudely implies that I am probably ‘a little Englander’ who has never travelled and, therefore, has no understanding of life beyond these shores, I would like to disabuse him...

 

Revealed: Which sex gets more stressed over “every key life event”

0 Have your say New research has determined which sex gets more stressed over “every key life event” - from losing their smartphone to Brexit. And the research shows it is women who suffer more stress than men in their lives. The greatest difference...

 
How self-employment affects the brain

How self-employment affects the brain

The current debate about the rights of the self-employed raises the question of how much control we have over our work. Is an Uber driver really their own boss if they are controlled by a corporation? And how much does it affect work performance? A...

Guardian, 06:45 in Health
 
My friend told me not to freeze my eggs and now I'm childless

My friend told me not to freeze my eggs and now I'm childless

The dilemma At the age of 35, I was single and childless, so I considered egg freezing. I found a clinic, sorted out transport and worked out costs. But before I went ahead I spoke to a close friend who strongly warned me against the idea. She stated...

Guardian, 06:45 in Health
 
The health benefits of growing purple potatoes

The health benefits of growing purple potatoes

OK, I’ll admit it. In the past I haven’t been resoundingly positive about growing potatoes. That’s because on my tiny plot in Croydon I have found growing the commercial white varieties (think King Edwards) delivers crops with taste and nutrition much...

Guardian, 06:45 in Health
 

Leamington man pleads guilty to 40 child sex offences

A 38-year-old man from Leamington pleaded guilty to 40 child sexual offences yesterday (Friday March 17). Andrew Pykett, of Clarendon Avenue, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, appeared at Warwick Crown Court and pleaded guilty to: 20 counts of sexual...

 


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